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how do i explain to my daughter what it means to have intraventricular hemorrhage?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Bleed into the brain: Ventricles are a=naturally occurring and necessary spaces within the brain substance which ordinarily are filled with spinal fluid. Bleeding within ventricles is always serious but can come a variety of causes such as prematurity, trauma, blood vessel abnormalities. Surgery may be necessary to relieve pressure build up due to the volume of blood or hydrocephalus (water on the brain).

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My daughter has a rash, the runs, and will not eat. What should I do?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
See your doctor.: Keep her drinking (rehydration solutions available at pharmacies are best) while waiting for the doctor to call back.
Dr. MANNAN RAZZAK
Pediatrics 23 years experience
The most important thing is hydration even if its a teaspoon every 5-10 minutes. Call you doctor.
Aug 22, 2013
Dr. Susumu Inoue
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 54 years experience
The answer depends on the age of your daughter. The rash you describe, is it due to irritation from frequent stools? In that case it would be important to keep perianal area clean by frequently changing diapers and apply any cream such as Desitin. As others mentioned, it would be important to keep her well hydrated. You may be able to tell how she is hydrated by frequency of urination. If loss of appetite is temporary due to "stomach-flu", then one needs not to worry too much. However if loss of appetite is chronic and if she is losing weight, this is concerning and needs a visit to a pediatrician.
Sep 9, 2013
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Dr. Manaf Ahmad commented
Pediatrics 32 years experience
look for signs of dehydration and blood in stool, see MD if she starts to vomit
Oct 13, 2013
A member asked:

Should I avoid breastfeeding in front of my 6 yr old daughter? How should I explain breastfeeding to her?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
No: You do not have to avoid breastfeeding in front of your daughter. In fact, in many cultures breastfeeding is much more public than in the US and daughters learn from an early age how to breastfeed babies and have an expectation that they too someday will do this . You can explain how breastfeeding is a healthy way to feed the baby and then honestly answer any questions she may have.
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A 37-year-old female asked:

What are the possible causes of idiopathic subarachnoid hemorrhage?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Do not know: By definition idiopathic means 'we don't know' so we won't know what causes idiopathic subarachnoid hemorrhage.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What treatment is given for brain haemorrhage?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Cause dependant: Treatment of hemorrhage is cause dependant, hypertensive hemorrhages are almost always treated medically, with BP control & seizure prophylaxis, if needed. Subarachnoid hemorrhage from an aneurysm is typically coiled or surgically clipped. Large traumatic hemorrhages, epidural and subdural hemorrhages need surgical evacuation. Hemorrhages associated with tumors are unique and tumor dependant.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What must my pregnant daughter eat if she becomes vegetarian?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Protein: Being a vegetarian is not a problem in pregnancy as long as they are not carboterians. Good vegetarians should have good proteins from legumes, lentils, beans, nuts/seeds, avocados, tofu/tempeh, setan multiple times per day, 7-9 servings of fruits/veggies and whole grains. You only need to eat an additionally 250-300cal/day in pregnancy for the baby to grow!
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Two good sources of additional information are drmcdougall.com and nutritionfacts.org. Both cite lots of research on the benefits of a plant-based diet. Nurtitionfacts.org has information on many health conditions, including pregnancy.
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